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October 2010

James Harren, "Truck," 2010

The oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world.

  • Rachel Wetzsteon
  • Bob Hicok
  • Eleanor Taylor
  • Joel Brouwer
  • Peter Spagnuolo
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Cabaret Ludwig

      By Rachel Wetzsteon
      I’ll fly off to a fjord in Norway,
      post “Oh the pain” above my doorway
      if you insist on going your way,
                 for this is not a duck.

      That is what cowards say, and realists
      who run away, shun the appeal its
      rare white fur...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Feeling the draft

      By Bob Hicok
      We were young and it was an accomplishment
      to have a body. No one said this. No one
      said much beyond “throw me that sky” or
      “can the lake sleep over?” The lake could not.
      The lake was sent home and I...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Vita

      By Eleanor Ross Taylor
      When I was two feet tall
      and held the hand above,
      how could I know
      how far that limping bond would go,
      that finger-inch of love.

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